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FEBRUARY 24, 2019

WE THE PEOPLE RADIO

WE THE PEOPLE RADIO

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"This is Your Brain on Marijuana"

 

Today's guests: Dr Libby Stuyt Psychiatrist

Dr. Stuyt is a board certified Addiction Psychiatrist and has worked in the addiction/behavioral health field since 1990. She has been the Medical Director for the Circle Program, a 90-day inpatient treatment program, funded by the state of Colorado, for persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who have failed other levels of treatment since 1999. She was instrumental in helping the Circle Program to become tobacco free in January 2000 and has been a strong advocate of the need to address all addictions at the same time, including tobacco, in order to improve outcomes. She has been actively incorporating complementary treatments into treatment programs, including the 5-point ear acupuncture NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol and BST (Brain Synchronization Therapy), to help patients recover from addiction as well as trauma which often underlie addiction and chronic pain issues. Her current mission is to educate as many people as possible on the un-intended consequences of the commercialization of marijuana in Colorado, focusing primarily on the deleterious effects of high potency THC on the developing brain.
 



 

The Problem with the Current High Potency THC Marijuana from the Perspective of an Addiction Psychiatrist
Advocates for the legalization of medical and retail marijuana are quick to point out all the possible benefits that a community might see from such a venture. The active component in marijuana that people find so desirable was not really known until the 1960s when a research team in Israel found that after injecting THC into aggressive rhesus monkeys, they became calm and sedate. This team discovered that there was a receptor in the brain that fit THC like a glove so they named these receptors cannabinoid receptors. It was not until the 1990s that this same team discovered why we have these receptors in our brain. They discovered compounds produced by our bodies that fit into these receptors ... (click below to read full document)
High THC marijuana effects on the brain.[...] 
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More information on this topic from a future guest, Ben Cort:


More information on marijuana from previous guest Phillip Drum , Pharm D, FCSHP (pharmacist)
http://wethepeopleradiorecords.com/20170716/ Marijuana Wakeup Call
http://wethepeopleradiorecords.com/20170813/ What's the Connection Between
Opioids and Pot?

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